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who is outside with the very good news from accuweather. hi, melissa. >> hi, rick, hi monica. yes, things will be changing as we head into the rest of our holiday weekend but today the heat continued to pump across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys. in fact, record tying heat today. in philadelphia, we climbed up to 93 degrees, tying the old record of 93 set back in 2008. so, this makes day six of heat wave number five for philadelphia and also the 35th 90-degree day of 2015. highs across the area 93 in the city, 92 in wilmington, 85 in trenton, along the coast in toms toms river 82, up in the poconos a very warm 78 and 90's for both allentown and lancaster. relief, however, is on the way. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar and earlier today we were tracking some spotty and stray showers and storms. a lot of that activity with this frontal boundary will continue to dip to our south and west for the rest of tonight. so, we're looking pretty good. dewpoint numbers, the level of moisture in the air, we have
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this ridge of high pressure over canada that will continue to sink southward so numbers in maine in the middle 40's and a lot of that drier air will drain southward across the midatlantic region as we go throughout the rest of our holiday weekend. so, it looks to be an. amazing holiday. in fact, lower humidity on the way later on tonight during the overnight hours you're really going to feel the difference as we get into the day on saturday. sunny skies with warm temperatures, so no complaints. if you have an outdoor barbecue coming up this weekend. coming up guys going to take a closer look at the forecast and let you know how long the heat goes away and when it comes back with potentially heat wave number six coming up with that full and exclusive accuweather forecast. monica. >> thank you so much. the ben franklin parkway has been transformed into a music lovers dream. some of the biggest names will perform this weekend at the made in america music festival. of course you heard of beyoncé the headliner. "action news" reporter chad pradelli live along the parkway with all the excitement. this is big, chad. >> reporter: this is big,
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monica. this is still a very busy event right now because crews are busy trying to construct one of the many stages here at made in america. that right there is the main stage and come tomorrow, this place will be packed with people and performers. beyoncé is the headliner for this year's made in america festival. she takes the main stage tomorrow night around 10:30. the weekend will conclude the event on sunday night but in between, bands and musicians from all genres will be playing on one of five stages. dustin summer arrived from ohio to take in the labor day weekend extravaganza. >> i saw the map online. looks like it's going to be a blast. i seen pictures and we're real excited for it. >> reporter: organizers with live nation say this year's made in america sold out in advance, the first for the event. >> used to be in philadelphia i think a lot of people left town. used to go down to the shore, go on different vacations but now people stay here in philadelphia. it's become kind of a cool thing. it's become a tradition for
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people. >> reporter: a heavy police presence is expected along the parkway. a sort of dry run for the papal visit later this month. deputy mayor of public safety everett gillison says visible and nonvisible cameras are installed in the area to monitor the crowds and technology and infrastructure have also been beefed up along the parkway. >> our partners with at&t, verizon and everyone has really enhanced the capacity in this area in advance of the papal use of the parkway, so we're going to actually test and see how much usage we'll get and monitor all of that as we're here. >> reporter: and if you're coming down here this weekend you're going to see some of these signs like that right there. well, that is your location. so, if you get in any sort of trouble and you need to call for help, that's your location. you tell authorities that and then the responders can get to you and get you to quickly. as for the gates for made in america, they open at noon tomorrow. i'm live along the parkway,
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chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." >> all right, chad, thank you. as we head down to the shore now, looking live from sky6 hd at the beach in atlantic city, plenty of folks enjoying the ocean tonight and the fun will continue obviously into that long holiday weekend. from atlantic city to ocean city, "action news" reporter eva pilgrim is live on the boardwalk tonight. hi, eve v you said you were going to try to eat as much as possible today. successful? >> reporter: i feel i ate my way through the shore, at least through ocean city. lots of people here today. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: everybody is having a really good time. it's getting much more festive and exciting now that the night is coming. and this is the unofficial end to summer and everybody see how excited -- everybody say hi, mom. >> hi, mom. >> reporter: this weekend officially here, the crowds are only going to grow. long holiday weekend marks the final farewell to summer for many families. >> it was too short, yes, too short, right.
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>> yeah, too short. >> last weekend down here. >> we're just going to spend some time relaxing. >> reporter: the beaches are packed, the boards are filling up and everyone is trying to get one last taste of summer. >> everything. >> we're trying to get pizza if possible. the lines are long. >> reporter: most of the people we talked to have an idea of what fun they want to squeeze in. >> we'll probably try to get to the rides down here. >> yeah. >> and get some more surfing in and some more beach time. >> i'm sad that summer is ending. because i don't want to go back to school. >> me, either. >> reporter: ready or not, it's time for school making this weekend a last chance to enjoy some summer freedom. >> goodbye, summer. >> reporter: and how do you guys feel about the end of summer? it's kind of a mixed reaction here. the good news, though, is that mother nature is cooperating with us.
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so, they're going to have a really good weekend down here at the shore. beautiful weather. yeah. beautiful weather right now. we're live here in ocean city, eva pilgrim channel6 "action news." back to you guys. >> looks like fun. thank you eva. if 51, everybody. let's see how the roads are as folks try to led out for the labor day holiday weekend. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center keeping an eye on that shore traffic matt. how are we looking on a friday night. >> we don't expect a friday night like this to go well, do we? no, it's a holiday weekend it's not going to be a quick ride that's for sure and we're seeing very slow speeds, rick and monica, heading down the shore across that walt whitman bridge, just in the teens onto 42 southbound speeds pick up into the 20's as you pass creek road and head down towards the a.c. expressway but still 20's aren't all that great. on the vine street expressway we're still jammed in both directions basically the length river to river and of course gridlock around the ben franklin parkway as it remains closed both inner and outer drives now for the made in america preparations. that means about six of the
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different septa bus routes are also running with detours. if you're headed to the mountains, poconos bound on this friday afternoon, trouble, a crash on the northbound northeast extension just out of the mid-county toll plaza is blocking the left side of the roadway but that's not where the delays end. you're looking at teens and 20's up through lansdale. the better news comes in in norristown where today they reopened the northbound lane of markley street. had been closed since february of 2013. so, if you're trying get to eisenhower middle school for school next week, good news, you're back in business there along markley. in delaware a couple accidents, one on 95 southbound past the newark tolls not causing a huge delay. one along route 40 at porter road. we'll check it again rick and monica in the next half hour. >> thank you. we have breaking news out of tinicum township delaware county where a milling truck, one of the trucks that remake the roadway an car collided. it happened about 50 minutes ago at 4:15 in the 200 block of wanamaker avenue injuring and entrapping one person. we are told the trapped person was removed from their
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vehicle. they are now in the ambulance there in the middle of your screen and about to be transported to a local hospital. no word yet on the extent of their injuries but again, at least one person seriously injured when a milling truck and a car collided here in tinicum township in the 200 block of wanamaker avenue. traffic there snarled of course and lots and lots of rescue personnel still on the scene. >> meanwhile deputy clerks in eastern kentucky began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today against the wishes of their boss. kim davis who is now behind bars for refusing to hand out the licenses because she opposed same-sex marriage. abc news reporter has the full story. >> we got it. whew! finally. >> reporter: april miller and karen roberts displaying their triumph today. the couple among the first to obtain a marriage license at a kentucky county clerk's office that up until yesterday refused to issue them to gay
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couples. >> love won. >> i'm so ecstatic and happy and i just can't wait to get married. >> reporter: the controversy began in june when kim davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a supreme court ruling stating it was legal. davis has insisted her religious beliefs prevent her from obeying the law. >> under whose authority are you not issuing licenses. >> under god's authority. >> reporter: when she continued the deny gay couples marriage licenses ay on thursday a a judge ordered davis to jail. her husband says the family has no regrets. >> she will be there until however long it takes. >> just want the licenses given out. no one wanted her in jail. >> reporter: james yates and william smith jr. were the first couple granted a marriage license in rowan county after having been denied five times. he says it's a civil rights issue. davis' attorney today saying it's about religious rights.
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through her attorney kim davis says the marriage licenses issued today are void and are not worth the paper they are written on. the judge in this case says davis will remain in jail for at least a week. in new york, channel6 "action news. >> much more to come on "action news" at 5:00. research at the university of delaware's testing a texasy technology that could change the way children battling cancer are treated. ali gorman explains in health check. >> also a plan who had a heart attack at philadelphia international airport gets the chance to say thank you to the people who jumped in to save his life. those stories and much more and melissa is back with that full labor day weekend forecast. hopeful al labor of love when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back. >> going to be nice.
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>> as the search for three men wanted tour killings a police officer in northern illinois continues tonight, investigators are hoping a $50,000 reward and new videos will help. 30-year-old police veteran lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz was shot tuesday in the village of fox lake while pursuing three suspicious men. the killing occurred in an open area of trees and marsh land bordered by several houses many people in those houses have stepped forward with surveillance videos that apparently show the three
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suspected killers. >> just three weeks until pope francis comes to philadelphia. his visit is historic as you know because this pontiff has never been to the u.s. well, this week pope francis spoke with americans in a special virtual audience moderated by world news tonight anchor david muir. the pope had candid conversations with folks in chicago, l.a. and texas. he also spoke with muir in an exclusive one-on-one interview at the vatican. you can see it all tonight on a special edition of 20/20, pope francis and the people. that's tonight at 10:00 only here on 6abc. check it out. >> health check tonight researcher at the university of delaware is hoping to improve the way some childhood cancers are treated. he says nanotechnology may be the key he. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us from the big board to explain. hi, ali. >> hi, guys. yeah, the good news is when it comes to some childhood cancers such as some leukemias more kids are surviving. now the goal is to keep them healthy as they grow up. one local expert says using
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nanotechnology or tiny particles to deliver chemotherapy holds a lot of promise. >> this is the first couple days he was diagnosed. >> cheryl hayes says it was the most difficult time in her life. her son matthew was diagnosed with leukemia when he was two and a half years old. >> it was like our world just totally fell apart. >> matt went through 38 months of chemotherapy. he's now cancer free and seems to be living like any other healthy 11-year-old. >> basketball, playing video games and riding my bike. >> but cheryl worries the treatment that saved him could also lead to problems down the road. dr. raj at the university of delaware says that's where his research aims to help. about 90 percent of kids with leukemia survive. but because chemotherapy kills both cancerous and normal cells, some kids face long
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term complications such as learning problems, bone deformity and even secondary cancers. but dr. raj says using nanotechnology or tiny particles can help. >> just to give an idea what nanotechnology, the particle size the diameter of your hair is about 80,000 nano meters and we are talking about 100 nano meters. you can't see them. you need an electron microscope to see that. >> his research shows you can fill the cavity of a nano particle with chemotherapy. then on the surface add centers that will look for and unlock cancer cells. >> so you can spare the normal cells and at the same time you can kill the cancer cells. that's its biggest advantage. >> cheryl says if it works for kids, it will be a game changer for other young cancer survivors. >> that way the kids, it's not as hard on their systems from the get go during treatment and it won't be as hard for them later on in life. >> so, this has been shown to work in a laboratory but it still needs to go through more testing before it can be used for kids.
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but nanotechnology is being used to deliver some types of chemotherapy to adults. rick and monica, back over to you. >> incredible. >> thank you, ali. three people received the heart saving award from the american heart association today. t.s.a. workers saved a passenger at philadelphia international airport back in july. they used cpr and an aed to resuscitate george stenkler after he suffered a heart attack. today he thanked them. >> the doctors tell me i'm in the 10 percent category in terms of people that have had my kind of event and lived to tell about it. and it's only because of the actions of the people here that i'm here today. no question about it. >> and mayor michael nutter was among the local leaders who came out to recognize the trio today as well.
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>> ♪ >> the nation's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level since 2008. the latest report from the federal government shows the jobless rate fell to 5.1 percent last month. also in august 173,000 new jobs were added. positions in healthcare and
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hospitality saw the most increases. manufacturing had a tougher month losing 17,000 jobs. well, boeing has released its plans to make what will be world's largest twin engine jetliner. the boeing 777-9x will have the widest wing span of any aircraft in the company's history. 235 feet and 5-inches to be exact. the wings will be so big they will have hinges so they can be folded up when the plane is rolling across taxi ways. testing of a prototype is expected to get under way soon and production should begin in 2017. >> today dozens of teachers and staff at a north philadelphia school spent one of the last days of summer break and in the community. the employees at thomas edison high school and the john ferrera skill center hit the pavement to let parents know they are excited about the school year. they wanted to get acquainted with residents and businesses in the area and to see what their students will encounter on their way to school. the principal started this tradition last year.
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>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big world, meteorologist melissa magee has been saying perhaps a big precip before we get into the meat and bones of the holiday weekend. >> yeah, that's right, yeah, hungry, thirsty, too. >> i didn't have lunch, i'm sorry. >> it does look like we're tracking some spotty showers right now but a lot of that
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pushing off to our south and west. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar. you can see for philadelphia that 95 corridor points to the east they're dry. across lancaster county and to the north of lancaster we're tracking a spotty shower. on street level you can see on storm tracker we're tracking some moisture moving to the south and west of lititz pressing into manheim at this hour. lightning strikes about four within the past 15 minutes. a lot of this moisture starting to dissipate and move out of our region. the big weather story today, that sent heat. it continues. in fact we started the month out on the hot side. 95 degrees. in fact, this is day six of heat wave number five. the last time we had temperatures this hot for the month of september was 42 years ago back in 1973 where we had four straight days with temperatures in the 90's. temperatures outside at this hour, it's 85 in philadelphia, 82 in allentown, the lehigh valley, 79 up in lancaster. along the coast in beach haven, 80 degrees but you look at the wind direction and the wind speed.
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we've got a northeasterly cone tent to our wind. sustained at 8 miles per hour in allentown to 16 miles an hour in philadelphia and i'll show you were that wind is doing to the moisture we had across our region earlier today. here's satellite6 along with action radar. the clouds we had earlier this afternoon thanks to that easterly wind starting to dissipate and break apart and it suppresses all of that moisture to the south and west and that will be the focus as we get into the rest of our holiday weekend with high pressure returning just in time for saturday. it is friday night and it's all about high school huddle it is back tonight. golden hawks up against the falcons. it's partly cloudy, rather humid, 7:00 p.m. for the kickoff a temperature around 79. once we get into 10:00 p.m. tonight we'll drop down to 73. call from accuweather for the rest of tonight still muggy, partly cloudy, 61 in allentown, 69 in philadelphia and 69 degrees at the boardwalk for the overnight low. as we punch into that drier air as we go through the overnight hours the moisture will start to clear out and
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less humid air returns just in time for saturday. so, at the city tomorrow, low humidity at good looking day. 85 degrees. breezy but bright. at the shore 77, sunny and pleasant. at the poconos a temperature of 76. here's the five day at 5:00. low humidity tomorrow. temple up against penn state. a high of 85. sunny and warm on sunday, 88 degrees. for the labor day holiday on monday it is hot, 90. 92 tuesday and 92 once again on wednesday, potentially heat wave number six back next week. we'll have more details, guys, coming up in the next half hour. enjoy the holiday. >> you, too. thanks melissa. much more ahead in the next half hour of "action news" it's a 5:00. new developments tonight in the refugee crisis in europe as thousands of people flee war torn syria. >> also a collision along a busy bucks county road sends a bicyclist to the hospital. >> and world news tonight anchor david muir speaks with us at "action news" about his historic virtual event with pope francis. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues in just a moment.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" friday night.
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a pregnant woman is shot while sitting outside of a home in philadelphia. now police are searching for the person responsible. thousands of migrants fleeing war torn syria march towards a new life in western europe. what one country is doing to make sure they get there. and is it tebow time in philadelphia? matt barkley has been traded. >> first lazy days at the shore lounging by a swimming pool are about to come to an end with the unofficial end of summer. >> many folks are heading out of town for the labor day weekend and looks like mother nature is serving up quite a winner. meteorologist melissa magee is live at the "action news" big board with more on that. melissa. >> reporter: yeah, rick and monica, looks like it's going to be a good one as we head into the rest of our holiday. iphiladelphia high temperature of 93 degrees. record tying heat. tying the old record of 93 set back in 2008. wilmington 92, allentown 90. trenton and wildwood at the coast it wasn't as warm. temperatures there in the middle and lower 80's because
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of that northeasterly breeze that moved on in. future tracker6 showing you as we go throughout the rest of our weekend tomorrow, at 5:00 p.m. you notice numbers are pretty comfortable in new england in the 70's, 83 here in philadelphia and 82 degrees there in baltimore, maryland, with the drier air moving on in and lower humidity as well. so, how it will feel when you step outdoors tomorrow, the dewpoint, level of moisture in the air, we talked about it in our summer months and by tomorrow afternoon we'll have dewpoint numbers at 60 degrees or below which means it will be comfortable for the start of our labor day holiday weekend and also pretty nice as well. things, however, are changing as we get into the rest of next week. the 90's will return and we'll let you know when that will occur coming up with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. now i'll send it back over your way. >> thanks melissa. let's is switch to matt pelman. >> the very latest with the commute home or to the shore. >> doesn't it feel like we were just talking about the unofficial start to the summer. now it's the unofficial end.
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watching heavy traffic on southbound 42 as people head down the shore. it's especially congested back at the walt whitman bridge onto southbound 42. by the time you reach this point at creek road surely not so bad headed down towards the a.c. expressway. the jam is a little bit farther back towards the city of philadelphia. if you're headed toward the city of philadelphia on the ben franklin bridge, our good buddy ben, some good news for you today. as promised, they reopened that westbound right lane. it's going to help us out lot especially during the morning commute and patco trains rolling over the ben are on a special get out of town schedule this afternoon to give you a little extra service. on the vine street expressway, well, plenty of congestion again in both directions this afternoon. doesn't help us out that the westbound off ramp to the ben franklin parkway remains closed. that's because the parkway itself remains closed. that's because our good pals, jay-z and beyoncé are in town all weekend for made in america. lots of street closures and gridlock expected right around the parkway basically through monday morning. if you're headed for the poconos, our crash just north of the mid-county toll plaza
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on the northeast extension is cleared but speeds are still around 12 and then 19 miles per hour headed up towards lansdale. have a good holiday weekend, rick and monica. >> well we invite you to make 6abc.com/weather part of your labor day holiday weekend. storm tracker6 radar and a live sky6 cameras all give you realtime updates about what's ahead. >> in odd news tonight two people including a woman who is eight months pregnant game victims of gun violence in frankford. now the search is on for the people responsible. the 23-year-old woman and 21-year-old man were shot while sitting on the front steps of a home along the 4100 block of paul street. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at philadelphia northeast detectives with the latest on the investigation. vernon. >> reporter: at this hour, the detectives from here at the northeast division are still collecting, retrieving and scouring surveillance video from that lower frankford neighborhood as they
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search for that pair of gunmen. two victims were shot here in front of 4171 paul street around 10 o'clock. one was an eight months pregnant woman aged 23. the other a 21-year-old man. both were rushed to temple university hospital and are going to survive their wounds. police say two gunmen opened fire from the corner about 30 feet away. the unborn child was not injured according to the mother to be who did not want her identity revealed. >> i was sitting down. then i heard gun shots and i got shot. after i got in the house i realized i got shot. the baby is fine. >> reporter: no problems with that, hm. >> no. >> reporter: police say the gunman fled in a white cadillac after firing a total of 11 shots. they spent the day retrieving surveillance video and they released it to the news media within the next 24 hours. a neighbor told me this was intended as a message. >> obviously this was a targeted event. they're standing outside that
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house and they shoot from the corner at them, they're the only people out there, so we are looking at that and hopefully through some interviews we'll get further information. >> reporter: rick, police sources tell me there will be a release of that key surveillance video sometime in the next 24 hours. live in northeast philadelphia, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news. >> vernon thank you. philadelphia police also released new surveillance video in a triple shooting in olney last month. authorities say the male suspect walked to the area of 5900 north second street back on august 16th and for an unknown reason he started firing a gun two people heading to the store and another person just walking down the street were hit. still not clear what prompted the shooting. the suspect what driven away from the scene in what appears to be a into your dodge charger. >> philadelphia police also looking for two men who viciously beat a man outside a liquor store in juniata last movement surveillance cameras
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captured the assailants approaching the victim as he walked into the wine and spirits shop on erie avenue august 17th. without warning the men ambushed him. watch. they kick and punch him. then hit him in the head with something. he was treated for injuries to his head and face. if you recognize either suspect or even the tow truck one of those men arrived in, please there it is call east detectives. >> a bicyclist is in critical condition after being hit by a car in bucks county this morning. chopper six overhead in the 2200 block of street road. detectives are still trying to determine just how it happened but the bike rider was rushed to the hospital for treatment. authorities say the driver did stay at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. >> now to a surprise announcement in a growing international crisis. the hungarian government says it will offer buses to take hundreds of migrants to the border with austria. earlier today more than a thousand frustrated migrants stormed out of a train station in budapest and set off on foot for germany.
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they are fleeing war poverty and upheave value in their nations but are being turned away by european governments. despite the fatigue and in some cases death around them many say they are not giving up. >> 10 days no problem. >> we don't need to deal with one day more. one day more here: . >> things became heated inside of a camp next to hungary's border when a group of migrants scuff if he would with riot police. they tore down the fence in an attempt to travel further north. the migrants are eventually pushed back inside the camp's grounds. >> president obama hosted saudia arabia's king solomon at the white house today. the two leaders discussed conflicts in syria as well as the iran nuclear deal. this is the first visit by the king to washington since ascending to the throne in january after the death of his brother. the king has presented out the entire four season hotel
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through the weekend for himself and his entourage. >> still to come on "action news" friday night pope francis is getting ready for his first visit to the u.s. but first he met with hundreds of americans in a virtual chat chat. >> it is a done deal. does look like the eagles quarterback matt barkley has been traded. jaime apody with more on that in sports. melissa. >> monica, highs today once again in philadelphia in the 90's. but it looks like cooler air arrives just in time for the start of our labor day holiday weekend. we'll let you know how long that's sticking around with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" comes right back.
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>> tonight americans who get to see and hear another side of pope francis just weeks before he visits the u.s. >> that's right. the pontiff sat down for virtual chat with world news tonight anchor david muir for the unprecedented event. >> our alicia vitarelli spoke to david muir about the abc inclusive. she joins us from the big board with more. so exciting alicia. very exciting and unprecedented as you said. we are just 21 days away from pope francis' arrival here in
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philadelphia and i had a chance to chat with david muir who moderated that very special emotional and exclusive event from the vatican. >> i don't know if it's okay to say this i-love you very much. >> reporter: it's one of the many heart felt tear jerking moments abc's david muir says we can expect tonight. >> it really is amazing. no pope has ever sat down with an american journalist let alone to sit down and then open themselves up to questions not only from the reporter sitting there but from people all over the country. >> reporter: his interaction with that nun one of the virtual audiences in texas. in chicago, a young girl opened up to the pope about being bullied because of her skin condition. >> and as she was wiping away her tears she was talked about how she used music to fight the bullying. the pope opened up his mouth and surprised us with what he said. he spoke in english which we
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hadn't heard before. >> i would like to hear you singing. may i ask of you to sing a song for me. >> can you imagine pope francis suddenly asking you to sing a song for him? >> be courageous. >> not only did she sing but she had the stunning voice and there wasn't a dry eye in the room. >> ♪ >> thank you very much. >> and at the end of the virtual audience he prepares for the real one here in just a few weeks. >> we stood up, i turned to him and i said, you know,. [speaking foreign language], are you ready for the united states end looked at me and quite simply said yes, i'm ready and he had one simple request. he said i am praying for americans. i simply ask that they'll pray for me. >> and of course david will be here in philadelphia covering the pope's visit in just a few
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weeks end says he's going to need a little help navigating around town. so, monica, i said i think we can help you out with that. >> definitely. >> when you get here. >> we welcome them both. thanks alicia. >> thanks alicia. you can see more of the pope's virtual audience moderated by david muir tonight on a special 20/20 that starts at 10 o'clock right here on 6abc. >> of course we're keeping up with all the latest information about the papal visit at 6abc.com/pope. we'll have the latest details about ticket events and the newly announced two parades as they're released. you'll find the list of highway closures a map of the security zones and a list of prohibited items. >> turning to sports now the eagles preseason is now over. looks like clip chip has made a decision about one of the two quarterbacks who is vying for that final spot. jamie is here with the details. >> this is big news. matt barkley will an awful, awful preseason. he was the only eagles quarterback who failed to throw a single touchdown pals but did throw multiple interceptions. and it appears chip kelly got someone to take heavy off their hands and even might get
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something in return. "action news" has confirmed eagles have traded quarterback matt barkley to the cardinals in exchange for a conditional seventh round draft pick that they get if he stays on the roster for six days. the birds traded up to the fourth round to get barkley but he never managed to move up the depth chart. last night is game that meant everything he blew it. a measly 20.4 passer rating. jeff skversky caught up with him. >> when the time comes for a decision, i know wherever i'll be, whether it's here or with my family, i don't know, i'll be -- >> you look at it like your body of work that you can play in this league. >> yeah, yeah i definitely believe i can. my confidence is there and i know that from time spent with this offense, yeah, i definitely can. >> barkley would have been cut but at least they get
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something for him and with barkley out of the picture guess who is now in the picture. it's tebow time, baby. this pairs the way for tim tebow to make the team as the third quarterback. he looked to earn the job last night throwing 11 of 17 for 189 yards and two touchdowns. he threw one interception. he rushed four times for 32 yards. his passer rating was 117. here's what tebow said after the game. >> i said this a lot of times to you guys and i really genuinely mean it. i'm not going to worry about what i can't control. it's a blessing being able to come out here and play the game that i love and it's a lot fun out there tonight and i had a blast. you know, i just try to go out there and do what i'm coached and try to improve every day and compete and, you know, obviously every time you step out there you want to win. that's the goal. >> now there is a chance chip kelly decides to carry only two quarterbacks and cut tebow, too. roster cuts come by 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. we'll talk about it on "action news" sports sunday.
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eagles linebacker brandon graham joins joins ducis rodgers. >> no more mets for the last few games of the year. phils start a series in boston tonight. we may have seen the end of dominic brown. already on his final legs here now he's been diagnosed with a concussion after a run in with the wall on wednesday night. given the major league protocols he could be done for the season. serena williams quest for the grand slam continues when she faces healthy sand bethany . high school football is back. nothing better. this afternoon's bishop ryan taken on father judge. justin williams with a 13-yard touchdown run for the crusaders. they won 20 to 14. you won't want to miss the action on our season opener of high school huddle. jeff skversky with the
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highlights after "action news" at 11:00. >> i love high school football. the bands, the cheerleaders, so much fun. >> a passion among young players isn't there. >> nothing better. >> thank you. >> the battleship u.s.s. new jersey in camden is many things to many people, a museum, a memorial, a military art fact. well, today it was a barber shop. that's right, complimentary hair cuts for being -- were being given to visitors on board the battle ship as part of a back to school event. customers got to sit where sailors sat to get their haircut. some kids got military style buzz cuts all provided by students from the rizzieri cosmetology school in philadelphia. you gotta get fios!" but why? well, fios is a 100 percent fiber optic network to the home, so you can get access to the fastest internet and in-home wi-fi available. and fios gives you big capacity too. so everyone in the house can get online.
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>> meteorologist melissa magee is here now. back from the shore she was in ocean city yesterday still waiting for my chocolate covered strawberries. >> it was over. >> why not. >> you can go out this weekend perhaps canoeing, kayaking. a great weekend for that. >> he's never done it. >> if there's a chocolate covered strawberry on the boat. >> then he's there. >> not likely. >> storm tracker6 live double scan radar you can see it's dry, quiet for philadelphia, points to the east. across lancaster county we have a shower so we'll go in tighter on street level with storm tracker6. you can see in brickville we have some moderate to heavy
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rainfall, even some lightning associated with that to the north of hittites pressing over to the west and west of manheim as well. that's the direction and the general direction of these showers as they are pushing out of our viewing area. so we do have some good news as we head into the rest of our holiday weekend. right now in philadelphia coming in at 85 degrees after a high today in the city of n it's 76 up in the poconos along the coast in cape may, 79, 79 in lancaster. and 81 in wilmington. the dewpoints, it's the level of moisture in the air and right now the dewpoint numbers are still pretty high ranging anywhere from 65 to 70 degrees. you could feel the humidity overhead. the good news as we get into overnight tonight really and for the start of our saturday the humidity will lower and you will notice a nice and refreshing change. here's satellite6 along with action radar, we have this big ridge of high pressure over canada. this will continue to sink southward. knowles with this ridge of high pressure and this clockwise flow of air it suppresses the clouds and the
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moisture to the south and west of our region. so, we've got holiday perfection on the way over the next three days, this ridge of high pressure stays in control with high pressure in place you have sinking air. it dries out the atmosphere. any time you have sinking hair -- sinking hair, the hair will probably sink in the humidity but sinking air you don't get clouds that form and you don't get any precipitation either. we're staying warm and we're staying dry with plenty of sunshine overhead. speaking of sunshine and something to do over the weekend, 3:30 tomorrow afternoon we've got low humidity, wall to wall sun as temple takes on penn state university. kickoff temperature 84 degrees and once we get into the fourth quarter, that number around 80. there's a moderate risk this weekend for rip currents. the ocean temperature coming in at 77 degrees but on the beach and on the sand over the weekend tomorrow breezy and bright, a high temperature of 77. it is beautiful by sunday and it's 79. gorgeous for labor day with a high temperature at 81 degrees. up north of the city in the poconos pleasant tomorrow, up
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to 76 degrees. upper 70's on sunday. it's splendid with sunshine, 82, warm for the holiday on labor day. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, low humidity tomorrow. enjoy it. 85 degrees. and on sunday sunny and warm, up to 88 for the actual holiday for labor day on monday. it's sunny and hot a-high temperature of 90. on tuesday, hot and more humid, up to 92 degrees and steamy midweek with a high temperature of 92 so here we go once again, we need three straight days and this could be heat wave number six for philadelphia. on thursday, we're tracking a front with some scattered showers on the way and at 89 and cooler next friday with a high of 82. but start of the weekend guys looks really nice, 85 low humidity. we'll take it. >> absolutely. >> thank you so much. >> thanks melissa. >> meantime we will take a break and be right back with more "action news." >> okay. sure, tv has evolved over the years.
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thinner. even curvier. but what's next? for all binge watchers. movie geeks. sports freaks. x1 from xfinity will change the way you experience tv. >> a new campaign to prevent babies from being shaken in new jersey is under way tonight. symbolized by these tiny knit
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caps. volunteers knitted hundreds of purple baby caps to try to remind parents to just walk away when their baby's crying becomes too much. research shows babies under the age of one are the most common victims of physical abuse because of all the crying. 1400 babies are hurt annually and the injuries can be severe from seizures to cerebral palsy, even death. >> right now the "action news" team standing by with these stories and much more coming up neck at 6 o'clock. the jersey shore is already packed for the labor day weekend. we will take you live to ocean city. >> all right. plus the made in america stage is set a preview of the festival that has the ben franklin parkway shut down. >> and confusion surrounding the pope's visit has taken a toll on some hotels. some guests have even canceled their trips because of conflicting information. >> we'll have those updates coming and next. now for adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody sharrie williams rick williams the entire "action news" team, i'm monica malpass. "action news" at 6:00 is next. hope to see you that end. >> good night.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night jim is off, i'm monica malpass. in the news brand new details about how to get tickets to see the pope in philadelphia this month. also a road repair job is under way after this giant sinkhole swallowed a part of a local street. but the big story on "action news" is the start of a busy labor day weekend. today many folks got a head start and hit the sand for some sunshine. others are gearing up for two days of live music on the ben franklin parkway. tonight we have live team coverage from two of the most popular holiday destinations.
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"action news" reporter trish hartman live at the shore, chad pradelli previewing made in america but first we have to know if the weather is cooperating. we have to get the latest forecast from meteorologist adam joseph. >> i have some good news no matter where you're going to be, the poconos, the city, the shore, this entire weekend, today was another hot day in philadelphia. the heat wave continued for another day. this is day six of heat wave number five. we hit a record tying high of 93 degrees and it's the 34th time philadelphia has hit 90 or above in 2015. now, there was supposed to be a front that passed through earlier today but kind of got stuck to our north and east and that is where the temperatures stayed a little bit cooler, 86 in trenton, 83 in beach haven, but south of that front, it did hit the 90's once again for most of the area including the lehigh valley, wilmington, lancaster and millville with a sea breeze at the shore, temperatures there stayed in the mid 80's.

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